Tuesday, April 14, 2015

‘The Full Monty’ Cast Vows to Go Full Monty

NOLA Southern Grill /SLT Partner for Ladies’ Night Special May 2
Taking a cue from the central characters in “The Full Monty,” Slidell Little Theatre director Scott Sauber promises his cast is going “all the way” to expose audiences to the naked truth behind financially tough times and the destructive power of fear and anxiety.

In this Americanized musical stage version of the1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and job prospects, decide to perform a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. The group’s ringleader, Jerry, boldly declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they'll go "the full monty" – an euphemism for going all the way. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.
LADIES’ NIGHT – Female cast members of “The Full Monty”get into
Character during recent rehearsals at Slidell Little Theatre.
(Photo by Justin Redman)

Scott Sauber is making the same bold proclamation for the local production of “The Full Monty,” onstage May 1 through May 17.

“While there is an allure about the men going the full monty – and yes, they will be going the full monty – the show is about fighting your demons, and being proud of who you are,” Sauber said. “They are courageous and the crowd is going to cheer them on.”

Slidell Little Theatre is hosting a Ladies’ Night performance on Saturday, May 2, with a special $3 off discounted admission price; drawings for valuable prizes including boudoir photo sessions; door prizes; and beverage discounts. NOLA Southern Grill is partnering with Slidell Little Theatre to make the night even more entertaining with a pre-show VIP Buffet package at the restaurant from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for just $12 and special rates on adult beverages for those attending “The Full Monty” Ladies’ Night performance on May 2. Please make your reservations with NOLA by calling (985) 201-8200.

Regular performances are weekends May 1 – 17. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m.

The original film version was Rated-R by the Motion Picture Association of America. Slidell Little Theatre’s production of “The Full Monty” is intended strictly for adult audiences.

Admission is $22. Although not required, reservations are highly recommended, preferably online at www.SlidellLittleTheatre.org. Reservations can also be made by calling Box Office at (985) 641-0324.

Slidell Little Theatre is located at 2024 Nellie Drive, just one block over from the Fremaux Town Center.

A longtime ticket sponsor of Slidell Little Theatre, NOLA Southern Grill is located at 1375 Gause Blvd.

The Northshore’s premier community theatre since 1963, Slidell Little Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to engaging, educating, and involving members of the community in high quality theatrical productions. SLT is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.

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